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Poll: What do you use to communicate with others on trails? (65 member(s) have cast votes)

What do you use to communicate with others on trails?

  1. VHF Radio (0 votes [0.00%])

    Percentage of vote: 0.00%

  2. CB Radio (55 votes [85.94%])

    Percentage of vote: 85.94%

  3. Ham Radio (2 votes [3.12%])

    Percentage of vote: 3.12%

  4. Walkie Talkies (3 votes [4.69%])

    Percentage of vote: 4.69%

  5. Nextels, ect... (4 votes [6.25%])

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#1 User is offline   Alex 

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 08:14 PM

What do you all use to on the trails? Perhaps this can hint to all of us what might be good to bring along for the Ocala trip. :devil:

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:38 PM

Hey, I don't see smoke signals as a chioce. Unless that falls under the etc... catagory.

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Posted 13 July 2004 - 09:47 PM

Hand siginals work good when the CB antenna snaps. :boo: :ya: :2thumup:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 06:57 AM

:lroll: :jump: :ya: :boo: I have a cb radio that works about 40% of the time. Does that count??? :2thumup:
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  Posted 14 July 2004 - 07:25 AM

I carry a CB which is the choice of the masses. I would prefer vhf marine band which is super clear, no noise, better range... but try convincing the masses to switch and spend the money is another story. :2thumup:

Forgot, we have 2 small prs radios for when the wife and kids have to get out of the vehicle, that along with the war dept saying her piece privately if I get too out of hand on an obstacle. :ya:

If all of the above fails.... we yell! :boo:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:04 AM

CB is what I use. Seems to be the primary method. Jim, I like the idea of the personal radios for you and Dolly. Need to remember that for when my wife joins me on the trails.
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:13 AM

i just yell really loud
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  Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:29 AM

Would the person that voted for the Nextel please identify yourself. :2thumup:

Just kidding.... :sneak:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:34 AM

that would be me... i was going for the etc part cause i just yell :2thumup:
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  Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:43 AM

frank_yj, on Jul 14 2004, 09:34 AM, said:

that would be me... i was going for the etc part cause i just yell :ya:

There is always one in the crowd.... :roll:

I was actually hoping for the interesting explanation on the Nextel. :boo: :2thumup:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 08:56 AM

Although I stated CB, mine has been on the fritz for a while. generally I use colorful language! :2thumup:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 10:25 AM

Talkin to Florida Wildlife Officer guys, they primarily use VHF radio. Now ive always used CB but i was thinking about switching over to VHF because my two really expensive piece of crap antennas snapped. Its almost worth buying a new radio but whats the point if no one else exept for the cops are using it.
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  Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:55 AM

Alex, on Jul 14 2004, 11:25 AM, said:

my two really expensive piece of crap antennas snapped.

Use a spring connector at the base of the antenna. It will give as you hit alien objects :2thumup: :1grin:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:01 PM

No it was more like, one of em, some little punk @$$ snapped it when i was at the mall and left a note saying "f-you". still dont know who it was. :boiling:

Second one was ripped off by a car wash after a long nite of being stuck and i knew that id be too tired to wash it in the morning so...well the spinning things on the side went around back and wrapped the fiberglass whip around it and snapped it like a twig. Them things are strong too!.

Damn car washes

by the way Jim, you just broke 1000 posts :2thumup: Congradulations


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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:03 PM

ha ha ha u said "Mall" in a Jeep Forum.... :lroll:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:05 PM

Lol whats that mean. Im sorry but im slow
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:11 PM

Your Jeep belongs on the trails not the Mall... :sneak:
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Posted 14 July 2004 - 03:30 PM

I have go the k40 fiberglass antenna, it has a lifetime guarantee. I bought it at bell's cb. The antenna broke a few years ago, I picked up the piece that broke brought it back to bells and they replaced it for free with a new one. I had to pay to have it tuned again but the antenna was free.

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Posted 14 July 2004 - 11:38 PM

Where's bells CB
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Posted 15 July 2004 - 06:22 AM

Bells is the Best CB shop in at least 3 states. All the truckers go there. I dont remember the address but it is off Commercial Bvld, just EAST of the Railroad tracks, take first street to North and its about 100 yards or so down from Commercial. john

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  Posted 15 July 2004 - 07:30 AM

Here you go Alex.

Bell's CBshop. :innocent:
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Posted 15 July 2004 - 10:34 AM

Thanks champ :innocent:

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Posted 15 July 2004 - 08:17 PM

Some people will tell you to just install your own CB. Do not listen to these people, run as fast as you can.. Other wise yo will end up like I did. :boiling: :innocent: Very Uncool. I tried to install my own cb and save some money. I couldn't receive a transmission if you were 2 feet away from me. Just go to bells. :innocent:
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Posted 15 July 2004 - 11:02 PM

Well ive done my own since ive ever used CB, and even before and afer ive used my old linear amp, i could transmit from here to PGA which is a good 30-40 miles. Thats a 4 watt maxon wal-mart cb with dual 4 ft fibreglass whip antennas.All for about $85 and no No amp. Its been done on a clear night with not much AM transmission in the air. Both non amplified mobile stations.

Either im damn good, or im lucky. Id say damn good. :sneak: :banghead: :innocent: :innocent:


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  Posted 16 July 2004 - 07:54 AM

Out of everything I've read, all you need is a foot above the plane. Meaning a foot above the highest point of the vehicle being hard or soft top. You also need a good ground and most important to set your SWR with a meter that you can buy at Radio Shack or wherever.

What I did was to install my CB and the base of the antenna mount where I wanted. I then went to Bells, purchased the antenna from them (I've replaced it once already :banghead: ) and had them set the SWR. Have no problems on the trail. :innocent: I did have a loose connection which caused a problem last year but it was my fault. :innocent:

I've install a CB & set my own SWR in our RV and it does very well on the road. It came with a roof antenna from the factory.
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Posted 02 October 2007 - 11:27 PM

I always have the phone number of someone at the camp and someone on the trail..and I carry a CB....
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 10:58 AM

What we need now is a poll on what communications we would prefer to use. I have used marine VHF and really like it. I could also go for Ham radio if it was prefered.
Rayne, quite offen our telephones don't work on the trails as we are too far from antennas.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 12:56 PM

Normally CB on trail.
Smoke signals if engine is on fire.
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Posted 03 October 2007 - 02:44 PM

My Nextel works most everywhere I wheel. Ask Billy, I came to his rescue even though I was the one way out on Trail 3 in the middle of nowhere :D

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Posted 05 October 2007 - 03:09 PM

View PostJack H, on Oct 3 2007, 08:58 AM, said:

I have used marine VHF and really like it. I could also go for Ham radio if it was prefered.
It's illegal to use marine VHF for this purpose. I have both a 2m ham radio and a CB in my Jeep and in all the offroading I've done, I probably use the ham radio less than 5% of the time I use the CB. CB is the standard radio for offroading so far as clubs and organized events go with ham radio, if used at all in the particular event, as a secondary radio. :whistle:
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